Whether you’re a complete novice or lawn care connoisseur, our informational yet easy-to-follow guides cover all aspects of grass seed, grass sowing, lawn seed, growing and maintenance.
How to control weeds in a newly seeded lawn
When your new grass starts to grow, it can be quite alarming when weeds start to grow with it. Sometimes, despite the most thorough seedbed preparation, weeds can lay dormant in soil until the conditions are made perfect for them to make an appearance – such as a reseed.
Typical UK weed grasses and how to get rid of them
Weed grasses are a common pest in lawns and are a particular issue in lawns that haven’t been reseeded in a few years. At first, you may notice certain areas of your lawn sporting thicker green grass and might think you’re onto a winner, however this ‘grass’ will quickly become unaesthetically pleasing and can really ruin the look of a pristine lawn.
How to get rid of leatherjackets
Leatherjackets are a brown grub-like blight on many UK lawns causing clusters of yellowing, dead grass. If leatherjackets are present in your lawn, you may also notice birds attacking your grass trying to eat them (Starlings are particular fans of this delicacy!).
How to manage your cricket grounds
Maintaining the pristine finish of a high-end cricket ground isn’t an easy task, especially with pitches in use for long periods of the spring and summer months. A well-managed pitch will ensure a fast, true and most importantly fair bounce which is vital in cricket.
How to tackle moss in your lawn
Moss can crop up frequently in any climate, creating spongey and discoloured patches across your lawn.
How to flood-proof your lawn
If there’s a storm a-brewing, your first thought may be to batten down the hatches, which of course is a wise move to stop trampolines flying away! Whilst gathering up your runaway garden furniture can be a real pain; a flooded lawn is a much harder thing to remedy.
What’s going on in my lawn?
Sometimes, despite your very best efforts, strange and (quite frankly – startling) things can appear in your lawn. Most of us can recognise issues with moss or weeds, but beyond that there are other issues that can creep into your lawn and it can prove difficult to first identify what they are and how to tackle them.
What is Red Thread and what can I do about it?
Summer should be the honeymoon period of your lawn care calendar, so when pinkish / red blades (red thread) start appearing in your lawn, naturally, it can cause alarm bells.
How to prepare the perfect seedbed
If you’re planning on doing some reseeding this autumn, a well-prepared seedbed will give your grass the best possible conditions to grow in.
How to repair a drought damaged lawn
Ah, the summer of 2018 – the weather was ridiculously warm, lasted for weeks, and in the process – made lots of lawns very, very dry and drought stricken indeed.